Definition of williwaw in English:
A sudden violent squall blowing offshore from a mountainous coast.
- It is the term used in the Aleutians for a cold storm, and williwaws were the conditions during this conflict.
- We get going early to beat the williwaws and are soon becalmed.
- Black water and williwaws are different degrees of the same phenomenon.
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of williwaw in:
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